Events Calendar

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CALENDAR – June 2017
Location is New Haven unless noted otherwise.
*=Wheelchair accessible
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Thursday, June 1, 10 a.m. – closing Tue, June 13, 6 p.m.
Traveling Exhibit from Stepping Stones Museum. The Conservation Quest Exhibit helps children learn about energy conservation through direct hands-on experiences. Learn about clean energy, light bulbs, recycling and more. All ages are welcome! Mitchell Library, 37 Harrison St. Closed Fri. and Sun. Contact: Sharon Lovett-Graff (203) 946-8117.

Thursday, June 1, 6 – 8 p.m.
The Magnificent Seven – NHFPL Big Read Film Series. Join us for this 1960 American Western film modeled on Akira Kurosawa’s 1954 Japanese film Seven Samurai, which inspired 19-year-old Nayeli, the main character of Into The Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea. NH Public Library Community Program Room, 133 Elm St. Contact: Ashley Sklar (203) 946-8835. *

Thursday, June 1, 7:30 p.m.
Film showing: I am Shakespeare: The Henry Green Story. Poignantly chronicles the turbulent life of a young man living in an impoverished inner-city and his remarkable return from death. Free. Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall St.

Saturday, June 3, noon – 1 p.m.
Urban Life Experience Book Discussion Series: Freedom Is A Constant Struggle by Angela Y. Davis. Info: Marian Huggins (203) 946-7431. Wilson Library, 303 Washington Ave. *
International Festival of Arts & Ideas Fair Sat., June 3 – Sat., June 24.

Many free events—too many to list! Go to artidea.org to see all the programs.

Saturday, June 3, 2-7 p.m.
Fair Haven Pop-Up Festival: Enjoy the rich multicultural cuisine, music, dance, and activities from our very own neighborhood, highlighting our local talent. Latinos, Immigrants, Refugees, Muslims, Blacks, and Queers: making Fair Haven great! Also: Shadow Puppet Play in Fair Haven: Create your very own shadow world with interactive pup-pets or window scenes made from cut paper & glue. Work-shop led by Shula Weinstein, EcoWorks. Christopher Columbus Family Academy, 255 Blatchley Ave. *

Sunday, June 4, 2-6 p.m.
Arts & Ideas Dixwell Pop-Up Festival. An old-school block party including an open air market, free hamburgers and hot dogs for the children, and music and activities high-lighting our local talent and showcasing our African American culture. Also: Bottle Cap Bugs: Join us and help make plastic bottle caps, beads, fake flowers, and other “junk” into fantastical critters. Create spiders, insects, beetles, and creepy crawlies from recycled materials. Workshop led by Bayla Laks, EcoWorks. Scantlebury Park, 139 Ashmun St.*

Monday, June 5, 6 p.m.
Ladybug Release Party. All ages are invited for a night of fun and learning with Park Ranger Harry and his reptiles, ladybug crafts and Popsicles. Explore our new Conservation Quest exhibit. Rain or shine. Free. Mitchell Library, 37 Harrison St. (203) 946-8117. *

Monday, June 5, 6 p.m.
Reclaiming the Prophetic Voice marks the cost of the continuing violence in Iraq and Afghanistan and elsewhere in the Middle East by placing the May stone on the Memorial Cairn at the intersection of Broadway, Elm and Park streets, inscribed with the May death toll of US military personnel and the approximate numbers of civilians killed in May. The endless war goes on in the midst of all the other outrages of our time. *

Monday, June 5, 6-8 p.m.
Balance of Power in the U.S. – A Community Discussion. U.S. Congress, the Presidency and the Supreme Court: Balance of Power. What does the Constitution say: a view from the past and what the future may look like. Presented by Professor Howard Blau. NH Public Library, 133 Elm St. Info: Tom Costa tcosta@nhfpl.org (203) 946-8130 ext 218.  *

Saturday, June 10, noon and 2:30 p.m.
PACE tour of award-winning energy-efficient East Haddam home and electric vehicle show. Call for info and tickets (860) 217-3686.

Saturday, June 10, 1-5 p.m.
Arts & Ideas Hill Pop-Up Festival. Come and discover all that the Hill has to offer, from parks and schools to health centers and art museums. Includes live music, crafts projects, local vendors and artists, a climbing wall, and even free hamburgers and hotdogs for our young people! Free. Also: Learn to Weave in the Round using rag yarn, string, cord, blue wrap & t-shirts on sewing hoops to make your own fabric Frisbee. Workshop led by Lisa Spetrini. Sponsored by EcoWorks. Trowbridge Park, 164 Cedar St.  *

Monday, June 19, 6:30 p.m. Sarah Prager, author of Queer, There, and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World, talks and signs books. Mitchell Library, 27 Harrison St. Info: (203) 946-8117, www.nhfpl.org. *

Sunday, June 25, 1:30-4 p.m.
GNH Labor History Association Annual Meeting. “Pass It On” awards to IRIS (Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services) and Frank R. Annunziato. GNH Central Labor Council, 267 Chapel Street.  *

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CALENDAR – July 2017
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Monday, July 3, 6 p.m.
Reclaiming the Prophetic Voice marks the cost of the continuing violence in Iraq and Afghanistan and elsewhere in the Middle East by placing the June stone on the Memorial Cairn at the intersection of Broadway, Elm and Park streets, inscribed with the June death toll of US military personnel and the approximate numbers of civilians killed in June. The endless war goes on in the midst of all the other outrages of our time. *

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CALENDAR – August 2017
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Sunday, August 6, 8:15 a.m.
Silent vigil commemorating the 72nd anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima citizens will be held at the flagpole on the New Haven Green. *

Monday, August 7, 6 p.m.
Reclaiming the Prophetic Voice marks the cost of the continuing violence in Iraq and Afghanistan and elsewhere in the Middle East by placing the July stone on the Memorial Cairn at the intersection of Broadway, Elm and Park streets, inscribed with the July death toll of US military personnel and the approximate numbers of civilians killed in July. The endless war goes on in the midst of all the other outrages of our time.*

Wednesday, August 9, 11 a.m.
Silent vigil commemorating the 72nd anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki citizens will be held at the flagpole on the New Haven Green. *